Recent News

  • Urban Studies mourns the loss of Jeremy Nowak

    Urban Studies notes the untimely passing of Jeremy Nowak on July 28, 2018.  Jeremy, who founded the Reinvestment Fund and most recently advised cities across the country about development and revitalization, taught for Urban Studies and remained a friend over 30 years.

  • Nabilla Ariffin (URBS '13) wins a spot at the 2018 New Faces Convening

    SquashSmarts Community Impact Director, and Urbie, Nabilla Ariffin is 1 of 10 young leaders from ‘global north’ chosen to join 10 young leaders from ‘global south’ for the inaugural 2018 New Faces Convening.

    The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) joint project is uniting social and civic entrepreneurs from around the world to create demand, action and progress towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Alexa Salas (URBS '17) and colleagues publish article about their President's Engagement Prize project

    Alexa interned and volunteered at Puentes De Saludas in South Philadelphia during her junior and senior years.  Her senior seminar paper took up the question of how the family engagement of Latina immigrants and after-school programing could make a difference in the educational attainment of Latina and Latino immigrant sdudents. She went on to refine her paper for honors.  This article draws on her research and, of course, the experience she and her colleagues have in implementing the program Lanzando Lideres or launching leaders. 

  • Jana Korn's (URBS '18) urban studies thesis featured in Omnia

    Follow this link to read about Urbs graduating senior Jana Korn's research on sexual violence on public transportation systems, focusing primarily on the experience of college- age women in Santiago, Chile. Excellent work, Jana!

  • Jodi Marcus (URBS '18) and Reece Sisto (URBS '18) named Fulbright finalists

    The URBS Program congratulates Jodi Marcus (URBS '18) and Reece Sisto (URBS '18) for being awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grants! Jodi will begin her Fulbright ETA fellowship in India this June, and Reece will begin his in Columbia this August. We wish them the best of luck in their upcoming year abroad. For more information about all of Penn's Fullbrighters this year, click here.